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July 18, 2024

Second Harvest food distributions to run through August

SANTA CRUZ—Second Harvest Food Bank hosted a drive-thru community food distribution Friday at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Supported by numerous volunteers and members of the California National Guard, the distribution unfolded under overcast skies as part of ongoing county-wide distributions that alternate between the Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville.

Santa Cruz County residents lined up in their vehicles to receive a bag of pantry items and another containing produce along with additional foods. 

“Second Harvest is committed to providing these community-wide drive-thrus as long as need continues in our community,” said Suzanne Willis, Second Harvest development and marketing officer.  

Drive-thru distribution takes place between 9am-1pm on Fridays.

The distribution schedule is:

July 24, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (Watsonville).
July 31, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Aug. 7, Fairgrounds
Aug. 14, Boardwalk
Aug. 21, Fairgrounds
Aug. 28, Boardwalk

For information on the distribution or other distribution locations, call the Community Food Hotline at 662-0991 or visit thefoodbank.org.

Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.

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